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Closed bowling alley may get new owner, operator


This could be good news for area bowlers.

Riverview Lanes could be opening again, with a new owner, perhaps as early as Dec. 1.

“There are still a lot of things that have to happen, but I am working toward that opening date,” said Scott Elmore, a westsider who looks forward to life on the east side of the state.

Elmore is working with the owners of the alley, Pat and Sara Zlateff, on the details of the sale, the reconditioning of parts of the alley, and with the town of Coulee Dam.

Riverview Lanes was broken into twice in October, and damage from those burglaries is being repaired.

“My first job was in a bowling alley, and I have always wanted to do this,” stated Elmore stated, who works for a company in Bothell that makes telecommunication connections.

He and a potential partner attended a town council meeting a few months back and indicated to town officials an interest in purchasing the alley. Since that time, his potential partner has decided not to join the venture. Elmore has been here several times in the interim, reviewing the prospects and helping at the alley.

Riverview Lanes has been closed since August and the Zlateffs have been getting the place ready for sale.

“I am well acquainted with the values of the east side, having camped there many, many times,” he noted.

He added, “That place is right up my alley.” Bowlers here will second that.

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